Paul Atterbury's Wonder Book of Trains: A Boy's Own World of Railway Nostalgia

Paul Atterbury's Wonder Book of Trains: A Boy's Own World of Railway Nostalgia


By (author) Paul Atterbury

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  • Publisher: DAVID & CHARLES
  • Format: Hardback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 189mm x 246mm x 18mm | 656g
  • Publication date: 26 October 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Newton Abbot
  • ISBN 10: 1446302032
  • ISBN 13: 9781446302033
  • Illustrations note: 180 line illustrations
  • Sales rank: 415,429

Product description

Paul Atterbury's Wonder book of Trains establishes the sense of excitement and wonder in the world of trains, remembered by a generation of boys who grew up to be railway enthusiasts. In this wonderfully evocative book Paul draws together marvelous classic colour illustrations, archive photographs and period line drawings and hand lettering with intelligent and insightful commentaries. Atturbury recreates the style of the the illustrated classic boys' railway annuals of the 1950s and 60s. This retro-styled railway book creates a uniquely nostalgic atmosphere guaranteed to be enjoyed by railway buffs everywhere.

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Author information

Paul Atterbury is a long-time expert on BBC TV's Antiques Roadshow, and has written on railways, Victorian culture and arts, as well as many other topics. He is also the author of Along Main Lines, An A-Z of Railways, Lost Railway Routes, Along Country Lines, Branch Line Britain, Along Lost Lines and Life Along the Line. Paul lives in Weymouth

Table of contents

Introduction Early Railways Great Locomotives How It Works Building Trains On the Footplate Trains with Names The Mail Train The Dining Car The Night Train Royal Trains Goods Trains